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New Sherman Light Guards
OldWarloke
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 - 10:04 AM UTC
Hey Guys I just received something to make it a lot easier doing the Light Guards on Shermans . They have just been released.

The removal instructions.

Very well packaged.

OldWarloke
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 - 10:07 AM UTC




You can order them direct from ( MJ Miniatures)

www.mj-miniatures.co.kr

They are really nice, and you get enough to do 4 Shermans.
If you order over $100 you get FREE SHIPPING by AIR.
I ordered 8 , enough to do about 32 Shermans
Regards
Donald
MrNeil
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 - 11:02 AM UTC
I have their German and US tool clamps sets. They're beautifully printed and the material (resin?) is flexible enough to handle being cut off the base. I used the German clamps on a King Tiger recently and I was really happy with the results.
panamadan
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 - 11:09 AM UTC
Surface mail-$10 (three months)
Kenaicop
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 - 11:31 AM UTC
Dang, I just got a bunch of shapeways light guards, those look thinner
vettejack
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2020 - 01:13 PM UTC

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I have their German and US tool clamps sets. They're beautifully printed and the material (resin?) is flexible enough to handle being cut off the base. I used the German clamps on a King Tiger recently and I was really happy with the results.



Same here...got both the German/US set. Now all I gotta do is build something in order to use them!
Biggles2
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 03:15 AM UTC

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Surface mail-$10 (three months)


That's the problem now...you have to plan your builds 3 or 4 months in advance, especially if you order AM products! I've had to put a couple of projects on the back burner because I'm still waiting after a couple of months for some stuff. Don't even know if they will actually arrive at all!
ericadeane
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 06:46 AM UTC
Gordon Kwan at Spruebrothers said he's awaiting a big shipment. That might be the option for N American buyers, once it rolls in.
RLlockie
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 06:57 AM UTC
Mine are somewhere between Seoul and Europe. If only I had a few hundred other models on which I could be working. Oh, wait....
OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 09:18 PM UTC

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Dang, I just got a bunch of shapeways light guards, those look thinner


I just looked at Shapeways, and couldn't find any light guards for the M4 Sherman.
They did have some really nice ones for the M3 - M5 Stuart.
Maby these are what you meant ?
Regards.
Donald
Vodnik
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 09:43 PM UTC
I just ordered three sets of those from HobbyEasy. For the first time ever I ordered from them with surface shipping (as airmail is currently unavailable to Poland). I wonder if they'll arrive before Christmas?...
Vodnik
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 09:45 PM UTC

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Dang, I just got a bunch of shapeways light guards, those look thinner


Shapeways still use several years old 3D printing processes for small detail parts. Completely outdated in terms of quality - you can now buy small 3D printers offering better quality for less than $300...
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 09:48 PM UTC

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I just ordered three sets of those from HobbyEasy. For the first time ever I ordered from them with surface shipping (as airmail is currently unavailable to Poland). I wonder if they'll arrive before Christmas?...



I did that once with a very large kit - it took two months.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 10:00 PM UTC
This is why I informed you all earlier, MJ Minitures had a price of Purchasing over $100 U.S. there was free airmail.
My order for eight sets came to $112 U.S.
I was informed that my order was shipped on a Monday by DHL wich I understand is a German air shipper.
It was scheduled for delivery the following Thursday.
Well it arriver the following Wednesday.
That is shipped Monday arrived Wednesday = 3 days.
I wonder how they did that?
If over $100 is too much to order maby you could go together with frends and order together.
Regards.
Donald
Vodnik
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2020 - 11:25 PM UTC

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This is why I informed you all earlier, MJ Minitures had a price of Purchasing over $100 U.S. there was free airmail.


Last time I ordered from them directly, they were so overwhelmed with orders it took them two months to ship it, so this time I decided to go for other source, which had this item in stock. I still have to wait, but at least I know the package is on the way.
jfeenstra
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Posted: Friday, June 05, 2020 - 04:11 AM UTC

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I just ordered three sets of those from HobbyEasy. For the first time ever I ordered from them with surface shipping (as airmail is currently unavailable to Poland). I wonder if they'll arrive before Christmas?...



I put an order in to Hobby Easy that was mailed on April 21 and I received it May 29 (in Canada). So surface mail took roughly 6 weeks (Hong Kong Post has said they are trying to speed up surface mail). I know it's not Poland, but hopefully it doesn't take long. That was the first time I ever used surface mail from them as well since it's the only option to Canada.
jfeenstra
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Posted: Friday, June 05, 2020 - 04:14 AM UTC

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I was informed that my order was shipped on a Monday by DHL wich I understand is a German air shipper.



DHL is a courier service no different then FedEx, UPS and others. Just like FedEx and UPS, they have their own fleet of planes and trucks so they are not affected by the current loss of air traffic that normal air mail uses.
OldWarloke
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Posted: Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 08:05 AM UTC
This is for those of you that have or have ordered these Guards.
MEK & Super Glue will not bond these Guards, You will have to experiment on the scrap trimmings that will bond them to the plastic.
I had an old tube about 20 Years old from when I built Wooden Aircraft, It worked fine.
Here are some Pics. on using the Guards.
Score below the Weld beads, Yeh they are hard to see but they are there.





Hope this helps
Donald
OldWarloke
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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 07:14 AM UTC
WHAT No comments?
Here I tell you all about one of the greatest things out there for all you Sherman modelers , show you all how to use them with Pics. and not one dam comment either PRO or CON.
Why do I even bother?
This is why I'm QUITING the build Blogs.
Good By
Donald
steel_tiger1
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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 07:26 AM UTC
I am curious as to what glue you ended up using if CA wouldn't work?
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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 08:50 AM UTC

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WHAT No comments?
Here I tell you all about one of the greatest things out there for all you Sherman modelers , show you all how to use them with Pics. and not one dam comment either PRO or CON.
Why do I even bother?
This is why I'm QUITING the build Blogs.
Good By
Donald



Whoa, dude! Chill - some of us have major distractions in our lives, like full-time painful employment in this time of plague...

Those guards do look good, but I'm waiting to hear what glue you used, as they are worthless if they can't be fixed to a model...
panamadan
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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 09:58 AM UTC
A+B putty would work.
panamadan
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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 10:02 AM UTC
[quote]WHAT No comments?
Here I tell you all about one of the greatest things out there for all you Sherman modelers , show you all how to use them with Pics. and not one dam comment either PRO or CON.
Why do I even bother?
This is why I'm QUITING the build Blogs.
Good By
Donald[/quote
Shure you will...
KurtLaughlin
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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 10:50 AM UTC

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WHAT No comments?
Here I tell you all about one of the greatest things out there for all you Sherman modelers , show you all how to use them with Pics. and not one dam comment either PRO or CON.
Why do I even bother?
This is why I'm QUITING the build Blogs.
Good By
Donald



Your expectations for a certain amount of responses are unrealistic. You didn't invent the things, you bought them. If anyone is going to get a lot of feedback it will be the manufacturer.

And you didn't even finish using them. You haven't found a glue that works and haven't shown how the lines look when painted.

KL
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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020 - 11:05 AM UTC
Lance Witford did a Soviet M4a2 76 with these that just showed up on missing linx.

Go take a look, they are very nice and scale? thickness